Why Ear Surgery?

Ear surgery creates a more natural shape, bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can yield profound benefits for one’s appearance and self-esteem. If protruding or disfigured ears bother you or your child, you may consider plastic surgery. Children are typically not addressed until they are at least 7 years of age. Many adults with prominent ears are very sensitive about them and try to hide them, but after surgery are happy to show their ears off, wearing their hair back like never before!

Specifically, Ear Surgery Can Treat

  • Overly large ears — a rare condition called macrotia
  • Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees — not associated with hearing loss
  • Lop ear
  • Constricted ear
  • “Spock” ear
  • Split earlobes, including gauge earlobes
  • Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery
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Ear Surgery Before & After

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Details of the Surgery

After the client receives either twilight sedation or general anesthesia, Dr. Shermak will create inconspicuous incisions behind the ears. These incisions will give her access to trim superfluous ear cartilage, recontour the ear’s shape, and pin the ears closer to the head. Ear symmetry is carefully balanced in the process, while earlobe imperfections are also corrected. When she has completed these tasks, Dr. Shermak will close the incisions with sutures and place the patient in a recovery suite to begin their healing process.

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If you are interested in learning more about otoplasty and think it might be right for your goals, please contact our Baltimore, Maryland offices to set up your consultation with Dr. Shermak today. You can also get a better idea of the procedure by viewing our online library of before and after photography.

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